Articles Tagged ‘hurricane sandy’

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, center, speaks during a news conference at the Office of Emergency Management in Bethpage with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, left, and U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, right, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.

HUD Secretary Tours Sandy-ravaged Long Island

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan urged Congress to approve $60.4 billion in Superstorm Sandy aid after he toured damaged parts of…



City of Long Beach Facebook page

Social Media a Lifeline in Post-Sandy Long Island

It was 2:45 a.m. on Oct. 30 and the anonymous person behind the City of Long Beach’s Facebook page somehow squeezed this seemingly ho-hum message…



Long Island Rail Road

LIRR to Resume Full Rush Hour Service Monday

The Long Island Rail Road will operate full morning and evening rush hour service on Monday, a result of Amtrak restoring signal system capacity in…



This scene from South Freeport is just one example of the sheer destruction Hurricane Sandy unleashed on Long Island. (Michael Conforti/Long Island Press)

NY Mostly Ignored Reports Warning of Superstorm

More than three decades before Superstorm Sandy, a state law and a series of legislative reports began warning New York politicians to prepare for a…



FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by members of his Cabinet, speaks at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Headquarters in Washington to discuss Superstorm Sandy. From second left are Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan. Obama on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 asked Congress for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. It's a disaster whose cost is rivaled only by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2005 Hurricane that devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Obama Request for Sandy Aid Could Face Hurdles

President Barack Obama’s proposal for $60.4 billion in federal aid for states hit by Superstorm Sandy adds a huge new item to an end-of-year congressional…



Hurricane Sandy

Life Goes on Post-Hurricane Sandy…Slowly

Kevin Collins is enjoying relaxing music and sifting through a…